Max Allegri Has Taken A Dig At Jurgen Klopp With Twitter 'Like'
Juventus manager Max Allegri has appeared to start a rivalry with Liverpool and their manager Jurgen Klopp by liking a tweet that suggests the German shouldn't have been nominated for the Coach of the Year award.
There's no doubting that Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp had a pretty decent 2018. Football might not be played on the basis of a calendar year but the changing of the 12 month cycle means one can't help but look back on the previous one.
The Reds 2018 included signing Virgil van Dijk, ending Manchester City's Premier League unbeaten run, beating Pep Guardiola's side again in the Champions League, making the Champions League final, signing Xherdan Shaqiri, going top of the Premier League, ending Jose Mourinho's spell at Manchester United and finishing the year top and unbeaten in the league- decent.
As far as a calendar year goes it's pretty much up there with the best sides and only teams that won anything can claim to have had better 2018s.
And therein lies Klopp's one major issue, he is yet to pick up any silverware whilst at Liverpool, though that may change this season, and some question if the German can be considered a major success without trophies.
And it seems that's an opinion held by Juventus boss Max Allegri, who's been caught having liked a tweet about the topic:
The tweet was part of a conversation that fans were having over the nominations for the 'Globe Soccer Awards' Coach of the Year.
Klopp was nominated alongside Allegri, whose Juventus won Serie A, Zinedine Zidane, who won the Champions League for the third year in a row, Didier Deschamps, who won the World Cup and Diego Simeone, who won the Europa League.
The German was the only man to be nominated without winning anything, being ahead of Pep Guardiola and Ernesto Valverde most notably.
The criticism of Klopp is similar to one aimed at Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, who has also failed to win any silverware.
Both managers have changed their sides from outsiders, who had to battle to be in the top four, into teams challenging for the title and mainstays of the top four.
Do Klopp and Pochettino need to win something soon?